Costume :Princess Kraehe
Variant :DVD cover - Odile variant
Source :Princess Tutu
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

The two Swans

Princess Kraehe

Kraehe on Stage

Princess Kraehe

Kraehe & Tutu

The White and Black Swans

DVD Cover artwork


Costume Information

Cost : £100
Time Taken : The time it took to walk into Fabric land

I'm sure i promised this to Eli a while back!

I'd orginally planned to do the standard manga version, But I just can't get it to work with my body shape.

So i've picked this version instead, I've made the bodice with a low back and beaded the gold decorations to give it more of a stage look!

The costume is pretty much finished now, I just need to take it in a little nearer the time.


All finished! Just wondering how on earth to fit a tutu into a suitcase!

I ended up mostly using left over fabric for this costume. The Black satin is lying around from caterina and the gold fabric is a remenant from Kozue. The Details have been either hand or machine appliqued onto the costume. I added extra sparkly details with yellow, gold and cream beads and sequins. I ordered the feather trim from ebay (by far the cheapest place!)and stiched it onto the edge of the tutu. The crown was made with beads, pearls and wire.

I've done a few pointe lessons in ballet, but i'm no where near a practiced expert. I can balance on two feet, thats about it.


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eeeeeeee Totally cannot wait to see this! :3

by Uni on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 00:12
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:D I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!! (have I mentioned that already...?)

by Ashe on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 00:14
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I'm sure you'll look lovely in this. You do have a flat tummy ahnd a fab figure. I don't know what you are typing about. Lol!

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 07:08
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How on Earth do the bits at the front stay up on their own? o_0 Some severe body tape shall be involved in this costume lawl.

by Kelly on Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 - 19:26
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I have no idea.. It gonna have to be some sort of stick on device, including spirit gum and latex me thinks..

by Cosplex on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 09:20
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My dear friend Nocternal-Blossom recommends Sock glue! And from experience she says its brilliant!
Maybe it'll be of help?

by Uni on Thursday, 2 October, 2008 - 10:22
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Be careful with the en point ballet shoes- if you don't have years of practice they can severely damage your toes. Even ballet dancers have to be very careful about doing it.

Good luck with the boob-stickage!


by Uber-Nerd on Monday, 10 November, 2008 - 23:28
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Yah! I have actaully been training as a ballerina for a year now, and this costume is basically on hold till I have started point work! (Which according to my teacher is not far off!)

by Cosplex on Monday, 10 November, 2008 - 23:35
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She does wear the ultimate plunge top, doesn't she? I'm sure you'll pull it off really well though! I will be looking about at Aya for you! ^^ (YAY for Princess Tutu~!)

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 18 June, 2009 - 07:59
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I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Especially after you've done your point work.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 12:02
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I saw this at ayacon, you were a few infront of me and my friends on the masq and you guys looked amazing! x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 20:07
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I loved seeing your perfomance on stage and u looked so so gorgeous as Kraehe!! I love the detail on your dress - simply beautiful! x

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 20:24
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Gorgeous! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 00:26
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I LOVE Princess Tutu! Both of your costumes are beautiful! Well done!

by KyoukaKami on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 11:16
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so pretty~ *_*

by nosferatu on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 21:57
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This is amazing, your costume is gorgeous :)

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 10 March, 2013 - 12:37

To-Do List

Buy Fabric and Wig ComponentsHighComplete
Learn Pointe work in BalletHighPlanned
Buy Pointe shoes and dye BlackHighPlanned
Make TutuMediumPlanned
Make stick on TOP.. >_<MediumPlanned
Style wigLowPlanned
By Tights/ fake Nails, make up etcLowPlanned